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Hämmerklavier

Hämmerklavier Part XII, Highway 61, after a blues by Fred MacDowell

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Hämmerklavier

Part XII, Highway 61, after a blues by Fred MacDowell

Publisher: Schott
Composer: Moritz Eggert

“Hammerklavier” is a full-length cycle in which the composer sends the listener on a journey, a journey into the unknown; this journey presents itself as an act of unleashing, taking Eggert on a departure from the traditions of our planet.

The title does not refer to a concert piano, nor to Beethoven's Hammerklavier Sonata, but to a specific manner of playing: the pianist does not only have to touch the keys, but to be a “performer” in the wider sense. Pieces I-XI have already appeared in two volumes (ED 8622 and ED 9137) and on a recording under WERGO (WER 6611-2) played by the composer. For Piano, Harmonica and Kazoo (1 Player).


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